from the Asbury Park Press

"Ashley McKinley is a singer-songwriter from New Jersey. She recently released her first album titled "Wishful Thinking," composed of songs that she wrote and recorded independently"

"Most recently, she was accepted into Belmont University's songwriting program at Mike Curb College of Entertainment in Nashville, Tennessee and looks forward to continuing her career there." 

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(WATCH) Jersey Rock Video of the Week: Ashley McKinley "The End":

"The Howell singer/songwriter has twice brought her highly-regarded acoustic act to 95.9 The Rat’s Jersey Rock Live At The Pier Show and even performed in the WRAT studio.  Ashley sounds great live and we’re very much looking forward to hearing her first studio album."

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Your music on Wishful Thinking flows beautifully for someone who has only had one album. Were you working on it for a long time? 

AM: From ages 16-21, I had the privilege of being able to work in a studio for endless hours, with everything I needed at my disposal. From 16-18, I had a small EP recorded and almost ready to go that I pulled the plug on. A few of those songs were re-worked but made it on my album. I was mostly focused on making sure the songs sounded different from one and other than the same. I wrote a lot of songs that didn't end up on the album and one of the reasons was that they would sound too much like another song that was already going on. However, it was really important to me that it flowed together as a whole. I didn't want anything to come out of left field when the next song played. 

-Oaklore Collective 

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